It’s the middle of June and Newcastle haven’t signed anyone new, with the exception of Christian Atsu. However, as history tells us there is no need to panic yet.
Many Premier League sides haven’t signed anyone yet…
United have at least stepped into the transfer market by buying Christian Atsu from Chelsea. In comparison to last year which saw United have to rebuild as well.
Last year by this point United had signed no one. June the 29th saw Matz Sels become United’s first signing.
However, it is slightly worrying that Brighton have signed three at the time of writing. However, it is important for United not to rush into things.
Newcastle have had their hands bitten far too regularly. Names such as Florian Thauvin and Remy Cabella coming to mind.
Benitez appears to be doing extensive ground work to find exactly what United need. With many of last years signings such as Jesus Gamez and Matz Sels beginning to look like similar deals.
There is no margin for error in the Premier League. Benitez knows this. Sometimes his deals for lesser known high potential players don’t pay off.
However more often of not they do he has far more Alonso’s than Dossena’s. However, a bad signing at Liverpool is far less catastrophic than at a newly promoted Newcastle.
Another Cabella or Sels could easily cost United their place in the top tier. Personally I prefer this approach to that of rushing in.
United need to focus on getting it right. Whilst Newcastle benefited in 2011/12 from getting signings in early. It wasn’t as crucial.
United were lucky that summer. The signing of Cabaye was a wonder stroke and it was luck that Demba Ba had such an amazing season.
United will be better funded than in 2010 when Sol Campbell was brought in as a last resort. Hopefully what United do sign will be of the quality necessary.
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